Infection controls and universal precautions protect patients and our staff alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control — you, our dentists, our clinicians, and the business team. Since opening the doors of Colony Square Dental Associates, we have diligently followed recommendations by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These include washing hands before and aftercare with disinfectant hand soap, gloves and facemasks, chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces, sterilization of all equipment before every use, and disposable materials.
And we’ve taken pride in our modern sterilization area, which incorporates state-of-the-art technology. This includes a hands-free instrument washer, a quick turnaround autoclave, a device that kills bacteria and viruses by steam, heat, and pressure and keeps our instruments like new. See our Office Tour to view.
Patients Visiting Our Office:
- We recommend that everyone entering Colony Square wear a mask. To enter our office, a mask is required; a complimentary mask will be provided if you need one.
- Patients receiving care will be provided with protective eye covering; these are either disposable products or disinfected products
- Plexiglass partitions at check-in and check-out are in place
- Purell bottles and tissues will be available throughout the office for patient use
- Credit card payments will be contact-free; we have also incorporated an online payment method to the Home Page of our website
- Colony Square has added a new HVAC system to help clean the air in the office building
- In-office air purifiers have been added
Our Dental Team:
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be worn for both your and our team’s safety. Dependent upon the nature of the appointment, this could include: caps, gowns, shoe coverings, face masks & face shields, and gloves.
- Our clinical team will be wearing masks throughout the workday; our front office will wear masks.
The best defense against any disease is information. The more you know, the better equipped you are to make wise decisions about your health care. The more you know about our daily procedures and policies, the more comfortable you will feel. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us. While we don’t have ‘all the answers’, we are available to share the latest information we have to keep you updated.